Bough and Christmas Tree Spray
Make sure to protect your holiday greens and Christmas tree from drying out. Spray your boughs and Christmas tree with this unique formula to help fireproof and reduce needle drop through the holiday season. Tree and greens should be fresh and not dried out.
Do not place the tree near a fireplace, radiator, woodstove, or other heat source that might dehydrate or ignite the tree. Be sure the tree lights do not have worn insulation or broken wiring.
14 oz. borax (20 Mule Team)
6 oz. Boric acid (from drugstore)
1/2 tsp. low sudsing detergent (granular)
1 gallon hot tap water
- Mix ingredients together well
- Prop tree or greens upright outdoors
- Using a good pressure sprayer, cover tree or greens completely
- Let tree or greens dry fully before bringing indoors
There are also pre-mixed commercial formulas available at your garden center.